November 18, 2022
AFTER pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving charges on October 31, reggae singer was fined $300,000 when she appeared before the Westmoreland Parish Court on Thursday afternoon.
She appeared before Justice Courtney Daye, who ordered that she pays a fine of $300,000 or face two years in prison, she is also banned from driving for the next two years.
The singer was represented by attorney-at-law Everton Dewar.
According to a police report, Sevana was travelling along the Scott Cove main road in Whitehouse, Westmoreland, when the Honda City motor car she was driving slammed into a Honda Fit travelling in the opposite direction. Ordia Cordiel, a passenger in the Honda Fit, sustained injuries and was admitted to the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth. She succumbed to her injuries on May 30, 2021. The reggae singer was subsequently charged by the police.
The police report also stated that Sevana’s licence had been issued on May 17, one week before the accident.
Hailing from Westmoreland, Sevana’s given name is Anna Blake. She was first introduced to the general public as a member of girl group SLR, which entered the Digicel Rising Stars talent competition in 2008. The group placed third in the competition.
She resurfaced as solo act in 2014 and subsequently became part of Protégé’s In.Digg.Nation Collective.
She is known for songs including Mango, If You Only Knew, and Man Down. She got a major career boost when Mango was licensed for use in the soundtrack for TV show Big Sky, which airs on ABC.
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